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09

Mar '17

9 Mar 2017

Pacific and General

What is the Economic Role of Remittances in the World?

When experts study the economic effects of migration, the amount of money expatriates send back to their homes plays a key role in some countries. These transactions are commonly referred to as...

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09

Mar '17

9 Mar 2017

Pacific and General

What the heck are remittances?

Summary Explaining the buzzwords of the moment: what are remittances and why are they worth $600bn? Our weekly series What The Heck Is… exists to shed light on the strange unexplained...

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08

Mar '17

8 Mar 2017

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Empowering women 'key to Pacific advancement'

The secretary general of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat says the key to sustainable and resilient development in Pacific communities is the economic empowerment of Pacific women. Dame Meg...

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08

Mar '17

8 Mar 2017

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Encouraging political participation of Pacific women

TALEBULA KATE Wednesday, March 08, 2017 Update: 2:20PM PARLIAMENTS within the Pacific region are being encouraged to use the Practice Parliament for Women: Training Manual that was launched at...

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02

Mar '17

2 Mar 2017

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Pacific Islanders in European Rugby

As the power of European Club Rugby continues to grow could we see more and more Pacific Islanders representing European nations? PACIFIC ISLANDERS PRESENCE IN EUROPEAN RUGBY The increasing...

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23

Feb '17

23 Feb 2017

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Big contingent of Pacific businesses for Pasifika ’17

Pacific Trade & Invest (PT&I) New Zealand has organised its biggest contingent to attend this year’s Pasifika Festival which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Twenty-eight companies...

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13

Feb '17

13 Feb 2017

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Tributes flow in for Sione Lauaki

Tributes are flowing in for Sione Lauaki who tragically passed away on Saturday from kidney failure. His former club, The Waikato Chiefs, stated on Twitter "Rest in peace Sione, always a...

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24

Jan '17

24 Jan 2017

Pacific and General

Lessons to be learned from across the ditch as Australia struggles with farm labour woes

As the backpacker tax saga is finally laid to rest, the problem with Australia's seasonal labour force remains. Simply, there is more work than workers. Getting skilled and reliable seasonal...

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24

Jan '17

24 Jan 2017

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Cultural practices could influence sugar intake

Feasts at weddings, birthdays and funerals could be providing the perfect environment for Pacific people to overindulge on sugary drinks. Pacific Islanders have some of the highest rates of...

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20

Jan '17

20 Jan 2017

Pacific and General

Renewed pleas for Trump to change climate change stance

Pacific Island countries have renewed their calls for US president-elect Donald Trump to reconsider his stance on climate change. Mr Trump, who is set to take office on Friday, dismissed climate...

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19

Jan '17

19 Jan 2017

Pacific and General

Thanks but no thanks: Unwanted goods flood disaster-struck developing countries

Ten months after Cyclone Pam ravaged the South Pacific Ocean nation of Vanuatu, 18 containers of unrequested donated goods sat on the wharf — accumulating $1.5 million in storage, handling and...

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03

Jan '17

3 Jan 2017

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Tonga, Samoa and Kiribati are first to welcome the new year

The Pacific island nations Tonga, Samoa, and parts of Kiribati were the first places in the world to welcome the new year on Sunday. Auckland in New Zealand will be the world's first major city...

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